Accession Number:

ADA214177

Title:

Naval Recommendations for DMA's (Defense Mapping Agency's) Prototype Tactical Terrain Data

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Tactical Terrain Data TTD will be utilized by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to support various tactical terrain systems and applications, including Mission Planning for Strike Warfare, Amphibious Area Land Management, Communications for Command and Control, Intelligence Data Fusion, and Maneuvering and Fire Support for Command and Control. The Marine Corps will depend directly upon TTD for enhancement of intelligence information to support battlefield operations. The Navy will utilize the TTD for support of amphibious and near-shore operations, as well as facilities engineering and management. The Navy and the Marine Corps are committed to using TTD in support of naval operations involving amphibious and near-shore tactical support. The capability of this data to provide reliable digital terrain information in a format that is usable for naval operations depends greatly upon the Navys ability to define its long-range terrain data requirements. This naval evaluation of TTD is intended to specify these requirements, to identify deficiencies within the prototype product, and to make formal recommendations to the Defense Mapping Agency on data product improvements, which will ensure optimum support of naval requirements. This report concentrates upon examination of the TTD for its data content, accuracy, resolution, and structure with reference to stated NavyMarine Corps digital terrain information requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE